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Lawmakers irresponsible

Astute readers who understand the impact of the governor’s onslaught against public education must be quite startled by the incredible cuts imposed against the education of children in our local communities.

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Judge Cahill retires

After a 40-year legal career in Gila County, Superior Court Judge Peter Cahill told the Roundup Monday he is retiring.

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Payson Water Co. wins well dispute on appeal

The Arizona Court of Appeals recently upheld a civil judgment in favor of the Payson Water Company in a Geronimo Estates water well dispute against a local homeowner.

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Community Almanac

The 22nd Annual Rim Country Classic Auto Club’s Beeline Cruise-In Charity Car Show is at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 25 in Green Valley Park.

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GCC dean shows off artistic side

Show up at the Dimi Espresso for a beverage and stay to enjoy the art on the walls done by Gila Community College Dean Pam Butterfield.

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Pioneering aviator put Payson on the map

Rich Henry helps turn Payson Airport into vital community asset – and wore crazy costumes

Rich Henry and John King in their Cessna 210 skimmed the treetops near Milk Ranch Point on the Mogollon Rim.

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Time Out honors volunteers with ice cream social

Time Out recently honored Deb Juenger and Kerry Rawsthorne as its Volunteers of the Year.

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Governor vetoes Rim lawmakers’ federal takeover bills

Different governor. Same result.

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Chance article reunites World War Two postcard with owner

A chance write-up in an article written by publisher John Naughton in 2010 connected a World War II vet with a postcard he wrote to a friend as he crossed the country to his training base in 1942.

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Four friends on an 800-mile trek hit Pine just before Trails Day

Hiking the 800-mile Arizona Trail can be a lonely journey.

An epidemic of illegal dumping sites in Tonto National Forest

I’ve been a Forest Service volunteer for more than three years, focusing on removing trash from illegal dumping sites found in the Tonto National Forest.

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Citizens urged to weigh in on 260 project

Plans to widen the last section of Highway 260 outside of Star Valley are at least six years out under the Arizona Department of Transportation’s current plan.

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Great fishing in Green Valley Lakes

Fish might not be flying out of Green Valley Park lakes this weekend, but there will be lots of anglers along the banks doing their best to coax them out of their watery domain.

Terrible delays at VA

My husband is a Vietnam vet who served in the Navy. He was going to the VA in Los Angeles, Calif., which was the biggest joke ever!

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Track star does a chain saw massacre on season

Accident ends dream of repeating as state D3 100-meter champion

Wyatt Chapman had just returned to action in a big way after a hamstring injury. At the Blue Ridge Invitational on April 10, the defending Division 3 state champion in the 100 meters participated in his first meet since suffering the injury on March 14.

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Davis, Herrera win Longhorn Bass Classic at Apache Lake

Matt Davis and Spencer Herrera usually wear uniforms while starring as student-athletes for Payson High.

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Longhorns place 3rd in tourney

Payson won seven boys events to place third in the seven-team Fountain Hills Monday Night Madness on Monday night. The Longhorns also took third in the girls meet.

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Family in denial ignores addiction’s warning signs

When Beth Smith found a needle and spoon in her 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom, she did what most parents would do. She called the cops and watched them cart away her daughter’s much-older, drug-using boyfriend.

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Community Almanac

The 2015 Business Showcase - Fast & Furious of the Rim Country - is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 18.

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They needed good ... they got GREAT

Hunter Paul knew he needed a good performance when Brian Johnson handed him the baseball Monday night.